• High school notebook: Ringling's Riley Daniel commits to Baylor

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    Riley Daniel, a first-team All-State selection who is ranked No. 9 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30, had been verbally committed to Houston until the Cougars went through a coaching change in early December. He picked Baylor over Texas Tech, Florida and Kansas State.

  • Oklahoma State football: Former Texas pledge Louis Brown tweets he has committed to OSU

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Sun, Jan 25, 2015

    LINK . Louis Brown — a 6-foot-6, 205-pound athlete from Burton High School (Texas) — tweeted out late Saturday that he committed to Oklahoma State while on his official visit. . LINK . Brown’s announcement comes one week after he decommitted from Texas while on his official visit with the Longhorns. . LINK . Brown […]

  • High school football: The Oklahoman's Super 30

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    It’s the final Pre-Signing Day Edition of The Oklahoman’s Super 30.

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from defensive back Antoine Stephens

    staff reports | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    Add another pledge to the Sooners 2015 football class, as Kimball (Dallas) defensive back Antoine Stephens committed to OU on Sunday. Stephens (6-foot-2, 187 pounds) was one of several recruits on campus in Norman this weekend for an official visit. Stephens, a three-star recruit , selected the Sooners over offers from Texas Tech and Baylor, among others. Stephens is the fifth 2015 OU commit projected to the secondary, joining Will Sunderland (Midwest City), P.J. Mbanasor (Hendrickson/Pflugerville, Texas), Kahlil Haughton (Midway/Waco, Texas), and JUCO signee Will Johnson (Monroe College/New Rochelle, N.Y.). The Sooners now have 20 commits for 2015.

  • Sooners get commit from CB Antoine Stephens

    Ryan Aber | Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    A big recruiting weekend for Oklahoma began paying off Sunday when Dallas Kimball cornerback Antoine Stephens committed to the Sooners. Stephens (6-foot-2, 187 pounds) committed while in Norman for a visit. The Rivals three-star prospect chose Oklahoma over Baylor, Louisville, Texas Tech and Washington State. With plethora of prestigious Universities offering rare opportunities,I've decided to follow my heart […]

  • OU football: Four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler commits to Texas over Sooners

    Published: Fri, Jan 2, 2015

    Dallas Skyline linebacker Anthony Wheeler committed to Texas over Baylor, OU and LSU on Friday at the Under Armour All-America game. Wheeler, who hails from  the same high school which produced Corey Nelson and Frank Shannon, was considered an OU lean, but the 6-foot-2, 225-pound four-star standout will be headed to Austin to play for Charlie Strong. OU currently has a commitment from just one linebacker in the 2015 class -- Ricky DeBerry, a  four-star recruit out of Mechanicsville, Va.

  • OU football: Four-star linebacker Anthony Wheeler could continue Dallas Skyline pipeline to Sooners

    staff reports | Published: Thu, Jan 1, 2015

    On Friday, Anthony Wheeler, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound hard-hitting linebacker out of the Dallas area, will choose between Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma and Texas. In an interview with Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com from the Under Armour All-America game practices ( Insider content ), Wheeler says that he's been impressed with the communication from the OU coaching staff during the recruiting process. "I guess it's just that he is always in contact with me," Wheeler said of what impresses him about OU coach Bob Stoops. "I call him once or twice a week, and he has always been there to talk to me. All the wins are impressive too." Wheeler, rated as a four-star prospect, could continue the pipeline of Dallas Skyline linebackers to OU, following the likes of Corey Nelson and Frank Shannon. "I talk to Frank Shannon the most," Wheeler said. "When I went up there [Oklahoma], he came out to eat dinner with my family and I. He sat with us and talked about OU itself, the university, the football program and the coaches."

  • OSU football: Five-star recruit Tyron Johnson says Mike Gundy is a 'great coach'

    Published: Tue, Dec 30, 2014

    Five-star receiver Tyron Johnson is one of six prospects who will make his college decision at the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday (3 p.m., ESPN2). The 6-foot-1, 191-pound playmaker has Oklahoma State on a shortlist which includes Texas Tech, Auburn, Georgia and homestate school LSU. It was reported that Johnson was down to the Red Raiders and Cowboys, but also that he's " tried to keep his true intentions to himself " throughout the recruiting process. On Tuesday morning, ESPN.com's Gerry Hamilton interviewed Johnson in Orlando about his final decision. Here are some samples from that interview (which can be read in its entirety here ). How comfortable are you making a decision having only taken one official visit? TJ: I’m very comfortable. I’ve taken a lot of unofficials, but I know that is different from official visits. I’m very certain of the school I like the most. Texas Tech was the only school I hadn’t been to in my five, so I had to go out there and see it for myself. What are your thoughts on Mike Gundy having had the chance to get to know him during the process? TJ: Mike Gundy is a great coach. We thought he was leaving, but he is staying after all. What have you learned about yourself during the recruiting process? TJ: I learned that I can get along with coaches, and that I could separate the good coaches from the not-so-good coaches. --- For what it's worth, Johnson indicates he won't be swayed by uniforms . When you first began the recruiting process, what team was your favorite? TJ: Oregon. It was Oregon because the crazy uniforms. I was younger and immature, so I just looked at the uniforms and wanted to wear them.

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners pick up commitment from three-star safety Kahlil Haughton

    Jason Kersey | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma picked up its second defensive commitment in one day Friday afternoon, when three-star safety Kahlil Haughton announced he’d chosen the Sooners. Haughton — from Midway High in Waco, Texas — chose Oklahoma over offers from Arkansas, Baylor and Texas Tech, among others. Haughton’s announcement came only hours after the Sooners picked up […]

  • Four-star linebacker Ricky DeBerry commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Updated: Fri, Dec 19, 2014

    Oklahoma picked up a major linebacker commit Friday morning when Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee’s Ricky DeBerry committed to the Sooners. DeBerry (6-foot-2, 231 pounds) chose the Sooners over Virginia. The Rivals four-star outside linebacker also had offers from Alabama, Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and USC among others. DeBerry came to Norman on his first […]

  • High school notebook: Kansas, Wyoming snag recruits from Oklahoma

    BY SCOTT WRIGHT AND JACOB UNRUH | Published: Sun, Dec 14, 2014

    Kingfisher senior Jace Sternberger is already buying into what new Kansas coach David Beaty envisions. Sternberger was one of two Oklahoma football players to announce their verbal commitments Sunday on Twitter. Putnam City defensive end Chris Pogi posted that he had committed to Wyoming.

  • Report: Oklahoma State gets commitment from UAB transfer Victor Salako

    Erik Horne | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Oklahoma State may have picked up the offensive line help it needed in former Alabama-Birmingham offensive tackle Victor Salako. Salako (6-foot-6, 315 pounds) will reportedly transfer to OSU for the 2015 season. UAB announced last week that it was shutting down its football program, leaving the door open for players to transfer to other schools […]

  • Oklahoma State football: Kansas State safety commit Bryce Balous flips, picks the Cowboys

    Kyle Fredrickson | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Bryce Balous — a 5-foot-11, 180-pound safety from McKinney North High School (Texas) — has committed to Oklahoma State’s 2015 class after a previous verbal commitment to Kansas State. Balous’ change in status was first reported by Alex King of footballbraniacs.com: LINK Balous (a Rivals-rated two-star prospect and a Scout-rated three-star prospect) is teammates with […]

  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma State 2015 commits rank in ESPN's junior college top 50

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 3, 2014

    Three Oklahoma commitments and one Oklahoma State commitment are in ESPN.com's latest rankings of the top 50 junior college football players in America. Wide receiver  Dede Westbrook (Blinn College, Bresham, Texas) and defensive back William Johnson (Monroe College, Rochester, N.Y.) are ranked Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, in the ESPN JC50. Westbrook and Johnson committed to the Sooners just days apart last week. Also in the rankings for the Sooners at No. 37 is offensive guard  Jamal Danley of East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, Miss.). Oklahoma State has a commitment from Tyler Junior College (Tyler, Texas) defensive tackle Motekiai Maile, who is ranked No. 49 on the list. (h/t Dane Beavers )

  • Edmond Memorial SF Kristian Doolittle commits to Sooners

    Ryan Aber | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

    Oklahoma basketball picked up its second commitment for the 2016 class Tuesday when Edmond Memorial small forward Kristian Doolittle committed to the Sooners. Doolittle (6-foot-6) joins Oregon point guard Payton Pritchard in committing to the Sooners for 2016. As a sophomore last season, Doolittle averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds and had 60 assists last season. <iframe width=”620″ height=”350″ […]

  • OU football: Sooners add first 2016 commitment in OL Jean Delance

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    Oklahoma is on a roll on the recruiting trail, as the Sooners received their first Class of 2016 football commitment Tuesday from North Mesquite (Texas) offensive tackle Jean Delance. Delance (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation by 247sports.com's composite rankings. Delance selected the Sooners over offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Ohio State and TCU, among others. Delance was on campus Saturday for the Sooners 44-7 win over Kansas in Norman. Delance is the third commitment for the Sooners in three days, joining 2015 juco commits Will Johnson, who committed Sunday , and Dede Westbrook, who committed Tuesday .

  • OU football: Sooners receive commitment from junior college receiver Dede Westbrook

    staff reports | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    OU received some help at the wide receiver position for 2015 with a commitment from  Blinn College (Bresham, Texas) prospect Dede Westbrook on Tuesday. "I finally came to my decision.. There's only one..#BoomerSooner I will be taking my talents to Norman, OK in January..#Sooners," Westbrook announced Tuesday morning via Twitter. Westbrook was in Norman for the Sooners' 44-7 win over Kansas on Saturday. He's the 16th commitment in OU's 2015 recruiting class, and the second juco commit for the Sooners this week, joining defensive back William Johnson, who committed on Sunday . Westbrook (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) leads Blinn with 76 receptions for 1,487 yards in eight games, and is second on the team in touchdown catches (13).

  • Oklahoma football: Sooners make list of final seven schools for five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson

    Jason Kersey | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    NORMAN — Oklahoma has struggled to pick up commitments from linebackers for its 2015 recruiting class, but got a bit of good news on that front Monday. Five-star linebacker prospect Malik Jefferson tweeted his final seven schools, and Oklahoma was on the list along with Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, TCU and UCLA. Jefferson, a […]

  • Oklahoma football: Edmond Santa Fe's Bundage offered by OU

    BY JACOB UNRUH AND SCOTT WRIGHT | Published: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Recruiting is rapidly picking up for Edmond Santa Fe junior Calvin Bundage. Bundage said on Twitter early Wednesday that he has received his second Division I scholarship offer, this time from Oklahoma. A safety for the Wolves this past season, Bundage was one of the team’s leading tacklers and playmakers with 81 tackles and one interception. He missed one game with a concussion. His first offer recently came from Tulsa at linebacker, a position many feel will be a better fit for him at the collegiate level. Bundage is the younger brother of Cayman Bundage, a former standout offensive lineman at Douglass who is playing for Arizona.

  • Oklahoma football: Commitment list for the class of 2015

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    RECRUITING — Here’s the Oklahoma Sooners’ commitment list for the class of 2014 through Nov. 6.